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Patient Escort Service Aide
Ref No.: 18-00715
Location: New York City, New York
 Location: 1275 York Avenue, New York City, New York 10017

You Will:
Transports patients (on stretchers, wheelchairs or walking) to and from patient floors. Ensures accurate patient information and destination are correct. Assists nursing staff in transferring patients to/from bed, stretcher or wheelchair, using proper body mechanics.
  • Disinfects patient's wheelchair/stretcher and washes own hands prior to placing patient on transport equipment.
  • Identities various tubes/pumps and equipment, (e.g. catheter, suction, oxygen), and knows correct method of attaching them for safe transport of patients.
  • Monitors oxygen level in tank to ensure a safe amount for the patient's trip to and from destination point; takes immediate and appropriate action for any situation in which the patient is experiencing a problem.
  • Picks up morgue stretcher, ensures that body has been prepared properly, transfers body from stretcher to refrigerator tray by using proper body mechanics and asking for assistance when needed and completes transfer in a serious and professional manner.
  • Picks up specimens, expiration charts and requisitions as assigned, ensuring prompt delivery to designated areas.
  • Picks up and distributes equipment ensuring proper care maintenance.
  • Picks up soiled equipment from inpatient floors and delivers to Central Sterile for cleaning.
  • Transports clean equipment from Central Sterile to PES equipment room; followsdepartmental guidelines for maintaining PES equipment rooms and traction storage area.
  • Ensures that designated areas are supplied with the specified number of wheelchairs and stretchers.
You Have:
  • Minimum Education: High school or G.E.D. required
  • Ability to read, write and understand basic instructions required
  • Skill to operate various pieces of equipment, e.g. electronic bed scale. Hoyer lift, cart wash.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and judgment skills
  • Ability to understand and properly apply infection control information.
  • Ability to function in high-stress environment, e.g. transporting acutely ill patients, responding to/covering a CODE.
  • Able to stand and walk all day, push and pull light to medium weights frequently, heavy weights occasionally.
  • Work Schedule: Full-Time / 7.5 hours flexed between 7am and 11:30pm with weekend rotation required.